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and they would win the division if they beat seattle. we will come back with complete highlights and reactions from both coaches in a minute. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life. . >> in national news, authorities in topeka, kansas says two police officers are dead outside a grocery store after a shooting. they are looking for -- near the grocery store. authorities found the vehicle nearby but were unable to locate the shooting suspect. the officers have been identified. we will be right back. kron4 programming is sponsored by acura. >> continuing our coverage of the connecticut school massacre, we remember one teacher who was heroic. >> she was truly selfless. she would not hesitate to save someo
be even bigger. kron four's jason appelbaum joins me now. why is seattle so important? >> is another national division game if they lose it is still going to be down to the final in the seattle but before we break down sunday's match-up.it didn't take long for colin kaepernick to win his first offensive player of the week award kaepernick was honored today for his four touchdown performance in the niners 41-34 upset of the patriots.just his fifth career nfl start. and -- we are continuing to tonight. and onto sunday's big game. the last times these that were at wheat seven in candlestick park. this touchdown and the interception. smith had a big game in the 49ers had victory, 14-6. the seattle team has been a bit different with rookie quarterback wilson has been the first seahawks quarterback, ever. rushing. antic at this, seattle has outscored opponents 118-7. coach jim harbaugh was asked if there is any similarity between the 49ers and the seahawks? >> yes they have been playing with a lot of energy and they are well coached. it is usually a big, emotional game every single week we
touchdowns, running back marshawn lynch defense kept colin from ever getting going. the seattle seahawks clinched a spot in the nfc wilson's touchdowns put him cal's lynch added 111 yards rushing and a 24-yard td run sherman returned a block interception for the kaepernick and the 49ers noise echoing around for a miserable 49th birthday for 49ers coach jim harbaugh. congress sunday on reaching talks resume to try and the megayacht that steve after a payment disputethe venus, a $137.5 million, 260-foot-long yacht, made october. it's currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9-million- euro commission and is payment before the venus will be released. as santa prepares to make his big journey. kids and adults all over the world can track his progress onbut that's not the only place people can go to see one of our viewers. as rain poured into a hillsdale mall parking lot. you can see it rushing down to
in seattle. >> we're totally in love with each other, and we support each other through good times and tough times just like any other marriage, and so it's really important to us that we can honor that love with each other through marriage. >> the governor signed the voter approved referendum into law on wednesday. >>> those of you in minnesota and the great lakes area, i don't have to tell you that you're getting slammed right now by a major winter storm. it's the most snow in the minneapolis area so far this season, and we're still a week and a half away from the start of winter. 8 inches of snow right now in the twin cities. a few more inches will accumulate there tonight. that storm will bring rain to new england tomorrow. >>> we have more now on those fiscal cliff talks today between president obama and house speaker john boehner. our emily schmidt is in washington. >> reporter: this was a bit of a surprise meeting. it certainly took place behind closed doors, and all we are being told resulted from it came from two separate statements, one from the white house, one from a congressiona
said their "i dos" sunday. about 150 same-sex couples exchanged vows at seattle city hall. officiating judges who donated their time helped. some after waiting deindicates. >>> coming up your monday morning weather, and in sports, a seahawk shutout. seattle sets a club-scoring record as it rolls over arizona. ♪ [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >>> here's a look at the weather in some places around the country. new york, 63, mostly cloudy, 38 in chicago. mostly sunny, 47 in dallas. sunny in l.a., 75 degrees. >>> let's check your national forecast. winter weather alerts are in effect from south dakota to maine as a powerful winter storm mooring moves east. heavy snow will end up in the upper midwest as rain from the system
happened last night in seattle when the clock struck midnight. >> 3-2-1! whoo! >> cenk: you thought it was midnight no, it was 4:20. we've got both sides of that argument again tonight. it's interesting washington now officially the most liberal state. way to go, evergreen. >> white resumes black resumes. white sounding names black sounding names what are the results? the person who did that experiment is on the show. we've got elbows. it is in fact go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: now the president has been selling his idea for the grand bargain and tax increases for the rich in the country. in fact, he went on twitter to talk about it. apparently this is the first time on twitter. they put out a little video from the white house about him doing it. here, watch. ♪ >> there we go. my tweet has been posted. that's what i'm talking about. >> cenk: sometimes i forget that he's older than me. come on, dude. that was your first tweet? he's the president of the united states i guess he doesn't have time for tweeter. the campaign has worked. now, the american people were already on hi
in seattle, washington, patrick said he didn't want to do the usual deck rages so he cut a 14-foot tree into two pieces to pull off this display. >> got a lot of time in seattle. >>
. >>> and another nasty storm is drenching the west coast, from northern california, into portland and seattle. this is the fourth big rainmaker to hit that area in a week. and this time, it could dump up to five inches of rain and cause even more flooding and destruction. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: after several days of drenching rain, downed trees, flooding and rockslides, families throughout the west are finally getting a break in the severe weather to clean up. three storms have slammed through the region in less than a week, dumping up to a foot of rain in some areas. washing out entire roads. and even creating this 20-foot sinkhole in lafayette, california. the other big danger, large trees continue to fall from the saturated ground. this one nearly crushed a man. how close did it come to you? >> within feet of my trucks. >> reporter: slick roads have led to several major crashes. >> there's been a couple of big accidents. >> reporter: this big rig jackknifed, shutting down a major l.a. intersection monday. and the soaking isn't over yet. >> in that momentary dry patc
way and in this case a mud side caused a train derailment. amtrak trains running north of seattle are canceled at least through tomorrow. >>> yesterday the big story was fog. now that has all lifted. it's sunny out and it's relatively warm for december. >> for now. we're in the 60s. 61 degrees, about as warm as we'll get all day. the winds are going to kick up. i have some gusts to show you that are already topping 30 miles an hour in spots. a mix of clouds and sunshine. still pretty nice and breezy, too as temperatures will be dropping off into the upper 50s by 3:00. low 50s by 5:00 as cooler air works its way in. tonight we're in the 40s for the evening hours and 30s overnight. 37 by tomorrow monk in town with -- morning in town with 32 in the suburbs. satellite and radar show the sunshine earlier. the clouds left the showers in the mountains but they're advancing just about to d.c. still southern maryland, eastern shore a decent amount of sunshine. and temperatures responding. 61 at national airport. fredricksburg 62. original in the 40s in cumberland and 32 in oakland. we need
caused two mud slides 30 miles north of seattle, washington. a second derailed a freight train. officials say the mud came down a 100-foot slope and hit the train monday afternoon. they also say a hazmat team went to the scene and found no threat to the environment or the public. the tracks are expected to be cleared by today. >>> hawaii senator daniel inouye died monday after being hospitalized with respiratory complications. his passing prompted president obama to tweet, "aloha, danny." senator inouye was 88 years old. we have a look back at his remarkable life. >> reporter: democrat daniel inouye was the second longest serving u.s. senator and the third in line for the presidency. he was also the first japanese american to serve in congress and a world war ii hero. >> all of us in hawaii looked up to him, and we are so sad to see him go. >> reporter: inouye was born in hawaii in 1924 and dreamed of being a surgeon. he heard the call to arms when japanese planes flew over his home to bomb pearl harbor. he served in italy and there lost an arm to a german grenade, leading a battle that w
on the ellipse. >>> some other stories making news across america. four holiday shoppers at a seattle macy's were hospitalized when the escalator they were riding malfunctioned. a store employee tells the seattle times she heard screaming and saw the escalator coming apart. another witness said the mechanical stairs started to buckle. the cause is being investigated. >>> in new york state fire officials are trying to figure out what caused a home to go up in flames so quickly. neighbors reportedly heard an explosion. family members inside the home were able to make it out in time, including a grandmother who had lost her own home during hurricane sandy. >>> employees at a new mexico store were shocked when they found out a semi-automatic handgun and several rounds of ammunition were packed in a frozen meat shipment. the package came from a meat packing plant in colorado and now they're working to track down the owner. >>> in san diego, forget online dating. one millionaire has purchased a billboard that reads, all i want for christmas is ayla tina girlfriend. really, buddy. along with an e-mail a
, the bookstore, go out of business. largely because of competition with amazon. >> reporter: based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-'90s to sell books online. and for years made no profit. but it soon became clear that founder jeff bezos and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though bezos declined our request for an interview, he recently told "fortune" magazine's andy serwer -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. is there someone doing some element better than we? if so, how do we improve? >> online shopping is still only 10% of total retail. >> reporter: meaning amazon in all likelihood is just getting started. ben stein told me recently he has never seen a company dominate a market quite the way amazon is right now. this is a huge, huge story this holiday season. the big question,
in seattle, but that will be about it. the really nasty stuff is gone. i mean, these temperatures are just ridiculous. for this time of morning, it is 64 in kansas city. that's usually like a morning low in july. i mean, it's just so warm. and because it's so warm, and it's also very moist, there's a lot of foggy problems out there this morning. areas of dense fog, the great lakes, through mississippi and alabama, especially down along the coast, all coastal areas here from south carolina up to wilmington and even san antonio. some of the worst fog is definitely in the lower portion of the great lakes. visibilities are extremely poor from milwaukee to chicago to cleveland. visibility a quarter mile or less now. expect major airport delays around chicago o'hare and also cleveland early today. just enjoy this warm weather. it will last probably about two or three more days. but even then, veronica, it doesn't look like a big real cold snap, just maybe returning back to normal. >> i'm liking it. >> yes. you like it. the ski resorts are bapging their heads, though. >> thanks, bill. >>> a numbe
morning. we have showers from seattle to portland. up to a foot of snow in the cascades and northern rockies. and a few inches of snow in the dakotas to green bay. morning showers from chicago to the ohio valley, spreading to the northeast by this afternoon. >> 70s in new orleans, dallas and phoenix. 23 in fargo. 30s in billings and minneapolis. >>> and coming up next on this friday morning, we'll update that breaking news story. a major earthquake this morning in japan. >>> and then, money news and what could be the newest trend in last-minute christmas shopping. stores open around the clock. >>> and later, a delivery truck in a very tight spot. >>> welcome back, everybody. the nation's income-based college student loan repayment program gets an overhaul today. the new so-called pay as you earn program, allows eligible student borrowers to cap payments to 10% of their discretionary income. they have have their loans forgiven after 20 years. >>> the world's largest company born in america will soon be selling products with the label made in america. bowing to criticism, apple announc
diego up to seattle. heavy rain in las vegas, phoenix and albuquerque. more than a foot of mountain snow from arizona to southern utah. thunderstorms around wichita, oklahoma city and dallas. >> 70s in dallas, and new orleans. mostly 40s in the northeast, midwest and pacific northwest. >>> well, coming up, it is very good to be an intern at facebook. and we'll tell you why. you just gave it away. >>> plus, holiday travel. new and encouraging estimates about how many of us are about to be on the move. >>> and that horrific story from chicago. a man's fatal decision to get up on that smokestack. stay with us. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. introducing at&t u-verse high speed internet with more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hot spots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just 14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of
's do this. let's start talking about the rain, huh? >> this forecast looks a lot more like seattle than anything else. wait till you see the extended forecast. there's one day without a rain chance. i'll show that to you in a second. yes, we are invoking our inner seattle. we have more rain heading in our direction. look at all that rain, mendocino county, lake county, sonoma county, getting all the rain. it's made it as far south as petaluma. it will be several more hours, likely around sunrise tomorrow, before the rain envelops all of the bay area. with the cloud cover, it won't be near freezing tonight. livermore, 50 right now. san francisco, 54. lows in the mid 40's overnight tonight, markedly milder. winter storm warning for the sierra. skiers rejoice. others, not so much. two to four feet, coming up over the weekend. a lot of new, fresh powder, if you're hitting the mountains. here's the deal. low pressure off to our north and west, very strong flow, right into northern california. and the jet stream is kind of like mother nature's path of least resistance. storms like that. and t
fired up. >> fired up. talk about fired up. for thousands of people in seattle and all across washington state, this day could not come soon enough. it is day one of legal recreational marijuana use. courtesy of the voters who passed a landmark referendum last month. from this day forward, if you are old enough to drink, you can consume as much as one ounce of pot in washington state but you still can't grow it and you still can't sell it. technically, you still can't buy it and you're not supposed to light up in public either. what are you all doing out there at that party? my colleague was there. he was on the not so mean streets when the law took effect. i'll be interested to find out what the absentee rate is at seattle workplaces today, miguel. >> reporter: i think most people are going to work here. it's not quite as crazy as that. it's cold and rainy. puts a damper on things. there were a lot of parties across the entire state and a lot of those issues you raised will be taken care of in the near future. last night was a night for celebration for these folks. >> four, three, two,
mellow celebration at seattle's space needle? pot smokers lit up like it was new year's eve. new voter approved initiative went into effect midnight. this pot party technically, is illegal. wz's law bans smoking pot in public places. for now the seattle police department is turning a blind eye. this notice was sent to all officers last night. until further notice officers shall not take any enforcement action, other than to issue a verbal warning, for a violation of initiative 502. miguel marquez is in seattle. you were there at midnight for the big party, when the law went into effect. what was it like? >> reporter: well, it was a lot of pot being smoked. i think i must have a contact high from all of that. it was one of many, many parties across the state last night as proponents of this law celebrate the first time that pot is legal here. it's the first step in a very long process. ♪ because i got high >> reporter: the moment recreational pot, anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a criminal anymore. i can't go to jail for smal
. there are more than 140 people register to get married at seattle's city hall. seattle's mayor is calling it a great and joyous day. a new civil rights being recognized. >> the san francisco 49ers and collin kawpernick . it was a big win for the dolphins--it was a big win for the 49ers. back on track in their playoff rush. the final score was 27 to 13. the quarterback for san francisco 49ers for 185 yds with no touchdowns, ns and 63 rg yards. the 49 is running back frank borman said thousand rushing yards from the sixth time. the 49ers will now face the new england patriots next sunday at 520. >> and live look outside from the san mateo bridge. sunny conditions continue today. more on the forecast a bit later we will be right back. =dj all combat the time is 4:09 a.m.. mobil chemical co. square says it is now offering digital gift cards. now anyone can purchase a card from the 250,000 merchants that accept square wallet, and app that lets consumers pay with their smart phones. >> the gift card recipient only requires an e-mail address. the digital give cards and squares latest move is sep
of appointed time. >> we're on stand by today. >> reporter: could keep them away from seattle city hall on this glorious days. after a lifetime of waiting to wed legally. the smiles and the tears came easily. >> i now pronounce you married. >> reporter: we asked bride karen swanson about the import of this day. >> it was important for me to get married today. 18 years later. >> reporter: these couples, five at a time were ushered in and out to say their wedding vows. also basking in the glow of this historic day, seattle mayor, mike mcginn who agreed to turn city hall into a wedding chapel. >> it's a symbol across the country, even across the world about what it means to treat people with equality. >> reporter: then there was a final walk down the city hall steps. a legally married couple at last. >> and that was debra horn reporting. washington was one of three states to legalize same-sex marriage during the past election. >>> another big change is underway in the state of washington. coming up in just 17 minutes, how business owners are hoping to take advantage of a new law legalizing
this one, they will host seattle next sunday, 4:30. it would be televised here on fox 5. of course, a lot of things happened today. we'll bring in dave ross to give us a glimpse. some things we wanted to lose ended up winning. >> that's right, scott. get warm, we'll see you later. the skins would know their fate earlier in the day. there was a scenario where they could have gone to the playoffs before they played the cowboys. bears needing a win at detroit to keeps hopes alive of their own. first quarter, down 3-0. cutler, had him on my fantasy team league. to earl bennett. 60-yard score. bears up 7-3. seven minutes to go. lions down 9. matthew stafford, deficit down to 2. three minutes to go. the bears have a 3rd and 3. cutler looking like rg3, takes off, first down and milk the clock from there and win 26-24. all the bears needed to get in was a vikings' loss to the packers and that meant the redskins had to win. adrian peterson. tied 34, and there goes, all day, peterson. 26yards. finishes with 199. 2,096 for the season. still nine shy of the all time mark. next play after that, walsh,
for first time since 2007 they get to host round one at fedex field against the seahawks. seattle also comes into the game as one of the hottest teams in the league. they are led by a rookie quarterback as well, russell wilson. >>> for more highlights from last night's big win, we turn it over to melanie alnwick live in landover. good news to be talking about this morning. >> reporter: that's right. this game certainly was a physical game that lived up to the expectations of a bitter division rivalry and a lot of people are saying it actually even brought back memories of the 1983 squad with the hog and rigo. who would have dreamed that they would be in this position after their start. first place in the nfc east. here they are with the first home playoff game at next field in 13 years on the horizon. the redskins took the field sunday into the in a prime time match-up, the season finale against the cowboys, a win or go home situation for both teams. while roargt has been the most celebrated team member -- while robert griffin iii has been the most celebrated team member, alfred morris was p
to beat seattle. the two other times the redskins have made the playoffs, they have lost to the seahawks. >>> hellie, we will see you in a biff. skins fans could not be happier today. they each found a few if you know any dallas cowboy fans, see if they're already. maybe a pick-me-up might be appropriate. are you happy? >> i'm just delighted, ecstatic. >> i was in the middle school the last time. >> reporter: so now you're really happy? >> very happy. ♪ hail to the redskins [ dog howling ] >> reporter: they're the once walking around with big smiles. cowboy fans -- do you think you can find it in your heart to root for them? >> am i on camera? no, never. >> reporter: hey, where are those fans now? do you have any cowboy fans in the back of that truck? >> i think they're still at the stadium. >> reporter: under cover today. >> i'm out here. >> reporter: how did you like the game? >> i liked it. he did it to us again. >> reporter: all the ones are quiet in the building. >> reporter: what's it look being a cowboys fan now? >> i'm still a fan. >> these are for the cowboys fans. hail to the
investigation in seattle. thousands of nintendo wii game consoles were stolen from a distribution warehouse near the seattle warehouse last weekend. the thieves took off with 64 palates of consoles. police say they've never seen anything quite like it. >> i've been a cop for 28 years, and i honestly can't remember the last time we had something like this where people pulled in and literally took a warehouse full of merchandise out. >> police say the thieves knew what they were doing but will not say if it was an inside job. >> the consoles can be traced. >> oh, really, like money stolen from a bank. >> dumb criminals. >> well done, fellows. enjoy that tennis. >>> straight ahead, back to our serious news, the nation's troubled children. >> and one mother's stunningly personal words about her son, getting lots of attention. we'll be right back. ♪ >>> as we attempt to start a national conversation in the wake of the connecticut tragedy, here's a fact to consider. 15 million american children have some sort of mental health disorder. >> and many of those going undiagnosed or en if they have diagno
hit rice. seattle downed chicago. 23-17. how about another rookie sensation? and just you see andrew luck the come back kid against detroit. he lost a 42 yard touchdown strike. next possession, luck doubles the ball to avery who scores as the clock strikes zero. indianapolis silences the lions 35-33. when we come back a salute to some of the most influential names in the arts. this year's city center honorees and we'll take you to last night's ceremony in washington. but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! where roads are giving way r the weight of saturated soi. and who's still without powr this morning. plus: from san jose to oakl. a wild police chase ends inn arrest overnight why officers tried to pull overe driver in the first place. and waiting for word from te u-s supreme court. will they, or won't they rule one sex marriage? join us for cbs
seattle, and let the american government and let the american people see, does it cause a serious problem or not. all drugs were decriminalized in portugal about ten years ago, and the use of drugs has gone down dramatically. >>> elsewhere, you have heard stephen colbert's name mentioned, we think in jest, as the next senator from south carolina. well, his potential colleague, john mccain, was asked what he would teach colbert if he landed a job. mccain jokingly answered, "how to shut up." ouch! what? >>> so, if ashley judd decides to run for senate in kentucky, she'll be off to a strong start. a new poll by the democratic-leaning public policy polling shows the actress trailing current occupant mitch mcconnell by just four points, 47% to 43%. >>> and finally, scientists at harvard and yale have named a recently discovered prehistoric lizard after president obama. here's the name -- obamadon graculus. it's latin and based on the grin and slender demeanor. that's the dish of "scrambled politics." >>> now for a check of national weather, dylan dreyer is checking the weather channel forecast
. denver, 24. cloudy in seattle, 41 degrees. >>> top stories now on this monday morning. secretary of state hillary clinton being treated for a blood clot at a new york city hospital. she was admitted yesterday. doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up examination for a concussion. clinton sustained when she fell earlier this monday. >>> and there's still no deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. vice president joe biden is now involved in the negotiations, but senate republicans and democratic leaders remain at odds over key issues such as higher tax rates and the inheritance tax. >>> thousands turned out all across india to remember the woman who died during a gang rape. they promised to keep fighting against rape and sex-related crimes. they're also demanding the six men accused face the death penalty. her body was cremated yesterday. >>> here in new york, a woman accused of pushing a man to his death on the subway tracks is being charged with a hate crime. the 31-year-old told police she shoved the man because she thought he was muslim and laughed so hard during her arraignment
to hawaii? >> guest: her father, who had been a furniture salesman in mercer island, or in seattle, washington, he got a job selling furniture in honolulu. he was always looking over the next thing. moving west. he moved from kansas, california, spent time and seattle, seattle to hawaii. so she came along as a family. she was only 17 when she graduated from high school, and excellent public school in suburban seattle. her name is stanley and. his name was stanley. barack obama had been there since 1969. also an undergraduate even though he was much older. and they both happen to sign up for a beginning russian class. this was during right after sputnik and the schools all of the country are starting to teach russian. it was the most important thing public schools could do, prepare the u.s. for the cold war. so they both ended up in a russian class and that's what the met. >> host: how long do they know each other before they got married? >> guest: they knew each other for five months. they met in september. they got married in february. she got pregnant before that. so it was, ever
island or seattle, washington. they lived right next to seattle this other. he was always looking for the next thing. he moved from kansas to california, several time to seattle to why. so she came along with the family but she graduated an excellent public school in seattle. she was the only child. her name is stanley ann. i can take a story some other time. so she's there as a freshman. it's been there since 1959. also an undergraduate, even though much older, but that they do sign up for beginning russian class. this was during in schools all over this story considered the most important thing the public schools could do to prepare for the cold war and the race for the russians. they both ended up in a russian class and that's where they began. >> host: how long did they know each other before they got married? >> guest: they knew each other for five runs. while they've added september, they got married in february. she got pregnant before that. everything about it but us, you know, it was not a normal co
with a pot party at seattle space needle overnight. it's not a blanket license to smoke pot anywhere anytime. cnn's miguel marquez has been up all night, live in seattle for us. so it's not illegal to smoke marijuana but the whole distribution network of marijuana and the distribution and sale of marijuana is still illegal. there's a big asterisk here for recreational pot users. >> reporter: for now it is. in the next year or so that will be taken care of, as this law takes effect. but today was the first big step in what people here are calling a revolution. that pot, less than an ounce is now legal to possess and use. ♪ ♪ i messed up my entire life because i got high ♪ >> reporter: anything less than an ounce no longer illegal in washington state. >> it's amazing. i'm not a cell anymore. i can't go to jail for small amounts of marijuana, you know. i'm free to be free. >> reporter: several dozen hard core smokers showed up here to the base of the space needle, the symbol of the city and state to light up at the stroke of midnight. while the new law does not allow smoking in public pla
to seattle. >> it is extremely cold in the middle of the nation. dallas is 38 degrees instead of the usual 55. minneapolis doesn't even get out of the teens. in the meantime, honolulu and miami, you're in the 80s. but there could be rain in both of those cities. chicago, detroit and indianapolis are in the 30s. >>> to our other top story this morning. president obama is cutting his vacation short and heading back to the white house. >> he's hoping to make a last-ditch compromise with lawmakers to try to avoid that fiscal cliff. reena ninan is traveling with the president. she joins us from honolulu, hawaii. reena, has there been any movement to reach a compromise here? >> reporter: it doesn't seem like the president has reached out to either side over the christmas break. no movement moving forward on the fiscal cliff talks. the focus will shift to the senate. they have to try to craft something together that will pass the house and the senate. the burden is now on them to try to strike some sort of a deal. that's because on friday before congress left for christmas, the house was unable to g
the tracks. i've never seen that before. all captured on this video. this is north of seattle near everette. that freight train was carrying 11 containers some of them were knocked over, split open. but luckily no one was hurt. by the way, those train tracks are closed. they will stay closed until tomorrow. >>> oakland city council did not reach a decision about the proposed lake merritt dog park, delaying the vote until january. jean quan refused to cast the tie-breaking vote. some people say the proposed area should be left for humans. but others say there's no place nearby to let dogs run off leash. >>> another redwood city marina reportedly may be sold displacing more than 100 people who live on their boats. sources tell ktvu that a buyer has been found for the docktown marina. this comes after tenants after nearby pete's harbor were given a january eviction date. people who live there, say 120 people will be forced to relocate. they say many people who live on their boats are on a fixed income and cannot afford to move. >>> 7:25. sal, can you use your traffic magic to help the folks on
's hollywood minute. the patrick dempsey is leading a group a seattle- based chain filed bankruptcy in october it is closing a number of from performing location. a judge must approve the sale of the store. there says he is excited about the opportunity to give hundreds of jobs and give back to seattle and becoming a larger part of the economic growth. could he be any mcdreamier. >> her rep conference that mr. and mrs. rock'n'roll way in your earlier this month. only a few friends and her children were in attendance. isd marriage. randy can say the boy is mi >> parade begins a the boy's mind. she is encased in a executive at a record company. for hollywood minute i am hollywoodcorridan. >> tens of thousands of people are gone and san diego to watch the 16 winner schnitzel winter nationals. >> each-teldachshuknds raced at a 56 ft. track $4,000 prize and the title fastest when a dog. >> oscar a brown sachshuknd from tustin, arizona was the winner. >> preparations are underway for the family and your cue ball dropped a times square in new york city. >> workers installed waterford crystal triangle
would object but usually when i was giving a talk in seattle they would say something to the point of progressive activists of course aarsele to the ghazaliya. it's the politicians that are dividing the real conversation today they are the real pros finance people. okay. really? let's look. president barack obama, the number one progressive politicians in america jesus in his inaugural address january 24, 2009 will restore science to its rightful place. that is a lofty goal for a politician. how did he do it? .. >> it lifted the ban, the quote-unquote ban, on federal funding. so today as of the time i put this talk together, about a pont ago, there were 178 embryonic stem cell lines available for federal funding, but there are 760 lines available globally. so he increased it from about 21 lines to 178 lines. most notably, they must be derived, these embryonic stem cells must be derived from leftover invitro fertilization embryos, and permission is required from apartments. that has -- from parents. that has the effect of really limiting the number of embryonic stem cells that you c
to a season of sales. for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> thank you, neal. >>> now, to a major privacy snafu for the first family of facebook, right after the social network rolled out its new privacy settings. take a look. a personal photo of the zuckerbergs accidentally going public. and then, going viral. abc's linsey davis is here with that. apparently, even the first family, a little unclear on the -- >> a little confusion. don't worry. i actually -- your pictures will be safe with me. i understand the privacy settings, josh. don't worry about it. randi zuckerberg, on the other hand, she thought she was sharing this private family moment with only friends. but that picture ended up in the hands of a marketing director, of all people, who tweeted it out to 40,000 followers. >> $1 million, that's not cool. >> reporter: that litmus test of cool, shared with mark zuckerberg in "the social network" is being amended by the zuckerberg family. after the facebook ceo's sister, randi, posted this photo, and was shared across the internet on twitter. she scolded
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